Scout Leader Is Attacked by a Bear

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Scout Leader Is Attacked by a Bear

Bear attacks Boy Scout leader in New Jersey reservoir, but scouts unharmed. ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – A Boy Scout leader who was pulled into a cave by a bear in northern New Jersey beat off the animal with a rock hammer while the three young Scouts with him called for help. Christopher Petronino, 50, and the scouts were hiking at Split Rock Reservoir Sunday afternoon when he stopped to show the boys a cave, N.J.com reported. The unidentified man was airlifted to Morristown Memorial Hospital with what authorities described as non-life threatening injuries, Rockaway police said in a statement. The group had set out to hike on the trails that cover the 625-acre wilderness, and they came ...

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Las Vegas Strip: Car mows down over 30 pedestrians; 1 dead

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Las Vegas Strip: Car mows down over 30 pedestrians; 1 dead

1 dead in Las Vegas after woman with 3-year-old in vehicle plows into crowd. A car plowed into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, killing at least one and injuring more than three dozen people in what police called a “mass casualty incident.” Just outside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, where the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant was being broadcast, a woman drove her car onto a crowded sidewalk around 6:40 p.m.The vehicle was in the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way when it drove up onto the sideway in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and struck pedestrians, including 37 people who were taken to the hospital, Police Lt. A large crowd of onlookers ...

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Boonton Boy Scout leader fought off bear attack with hammer, officials say

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Boonton Boy Scout leader fought off bear attack with hammer, officials say

Bear attacks Boy Scout leader in New Jersey reservoir, but scouts unharmed. A Boy Scout troop leader was attacked and injured by a bear on Sunday afternoon during a hike at Split Rock Reservoir in Rockaway Township, N.J., officials said.The Boy Scout leader — who suffered non-life-threatening injuries — was taken by helicopter for medical treatment, DEP spokesman Bob Considine confirmed. The troop leader, Christopher Petronino, 50, of Boonton, N.J., was airlifted to a hospital, where he was treated for bites and scratches on his scalp and legs, Bob Considine, the director of press operations for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, said. The group had set out to hike on ...

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Las Vegas Strip Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 37 Injured

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Las Vegas Strip Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 37 Injured

Car mows down pedestrians on Las Vegas Strip, killing 1 and injuring dozens more. A car plowed into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, killing at least one and injuring more than three dozen people in what police called a “mass casualty incident.” Just outside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, where the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant was being broadcast, a woman drove her car onto a crowded sidewalk around 6:40 p.m. Peter Boffelli said at a press conference there is “no telling” whether the incident was an “impairment” — meaning the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs — an act of terrorism, or something else. Homicide and counter terrorism units are ...

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1 dead, 17 injured in Greyhound bus crash in North Texas

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1 dead, 17 injured in Greyhound bus crash in North Texas

1 Person Killed, 17 Hurt After Greyhound Bus Accident In Arlington. A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured early this morning when a Greyhound bus hit their disabled SUV on Interstate 30 in Arlington, authorities say. A caller reported that an SUV had been driving erratically before crashing into the concrete divider that separates the HOV lane from the main lanes, Arlington police said. The car carrying the critically-injured man and the woman who died crashed into a barrier and stalled before it was hit by the Greyhound, authorities said. MedStar, the Fort Worth-based medical emergency service, sent its am-bus to the scene, a vehicle normally reserved for mass casualty incidents, ...

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2 subspecies of lion will be added to the endangered species list, activists say

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2 subspecies of lion will be added to the endangered species list, activists say

2 subspecies of lion will be added to the endangered species list, activists say. Six months after Cecil the lion was hunted and killed by a Minnesota dentist, it is unlikely that any lion trophies will ever again be imported legally into the United States. I applaud the FWS for taking this action, formally ending the free-for-all for Americans who wish to kill these animals and import them through our ports with no meaningful scrutiny or oversight.The listings will be announced Monday and include an order that appears to touch on circumstances surrounding the killing of a well-known lion named Cecil (SEH’-sihl) earlier this year. Lions in central and West Africa will be listed as endangered, ...

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2 subspecies of lion will be added to the endangered species list, activists say

Rubric: NEWS | 20 Jan 2016 | no comments yet »
2 subspecies of lion will be added to the endangered species list, activists say

2 subspecies of lion will be added to the endangered species list, activists say. Six months after Cecil the lion was hunted and killed by a Minnesota dentist, it is unlikely that any lion trophies will ever again be imported legally into the United States. I applaud the FWS for taking this action, formally ending the free-for-all for Americans who wish to kill these animals and import them through our ports with no meaningful scrutiny or oversight.The listings will be announced Monday and include an order that appears to touch on circumstances surrounding the killing of a well-known lion named Cecil (SEH’-sihl) earlier this year. Lions in central and West Africa will be listed as endangered, ...

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Nashua, New Hampshire, closes schools after threat of violence

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Nashua, New Hampshire, closes schools after threat of violence

All public schools in New Hampshire will be shut down on Monday due to a ‘specific threat’ less than a week after the hoax that closed West Coast schools. ‘We have received a detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff at both high schools,’ Superintendent Mark Conrad announced on the school district’s website Sunday. ‘The threat is specific to tomorrow [Monday]. We have been working closely with the Nashua Police Department, which is still working at this time to determine the credibility of the threat,’ Conrad said. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan provided the following statement: ‘Public safety is any government’s most important ...

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Former ‘Opie and Anthony’ Co-Host Anthony Cumia Arrested for Allegedly …

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Former ‘Opie and Anthony’ Co-Host Anthony Cumia Arrested for Allegedly …

Anthony Cumia Charged With Assault After Fight With Woman. He was arraigned Sunday on a charge of second-degree strangulation. Anthony Cumia, the former co-host of radio show “Opie and Anthony” who was fired last year, was arrested this weekend and faces domestic violence charges, according to the Associated Press. Cumia was arrested on Saturday over an alleged fight with a 26-year-old woman, who called authorities, at his New York home, the Nassau County police told the AP. The 26-year-old woman claims in the video — which was posted on the Periscope app under the name Dani Golightly — that Cumia, 54, “turned off” her phone when she tried to call the police. “Hi, I’m in Long ...

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Police Say Bronx Father Choked Baby and Disposed of Body Upstate

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Police Say Bronx Father Choked Baby and Disposed of Body Upstate

Baby found dead in Dover after tip from mother. A Bronx woman’s conversation on Friday with a hospital employee about the death of her son led to the discovery of the 2-month-old’s body in a wooded area in Dutchess County — and the arrest of his father on murder charges, the police said on Sunday. Bob Stadler of Brewster said he observed “a lot of police activity around the motel on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning: “I thought it was kind of unusual since at least five New York City Police cars parked on the motel property”. Sometime afterward, a police spokeswoman said, the couple traveled upstate and “at some point” went to Heidi’s Inn in Brewster, N.Y., about ...

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